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Kenyan poll chief confirms failed attempt to hack election
August 10, 2017 / 11:44 AM / in 2 months

Kenyan poll chief confirms failed attempt to hack election

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya’s election commission suffered a hacking attempt after this week’s vote but the system was not compromised, its chairman said on Thursday.

Kenyan Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) chairman Wafula Chebukati, flanked by commissioner Roselyn Akombe, addresses a news conference at their offices in Nairobi, Kenya, July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya

“Hacking was attempted but did not succeed,” commission chairman Wafula Chebukati told a news conference. He did not elaborate.

Reporting by Ed Cropley; Editing by David Lewis

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